Falcons release Sam Baker; Justin Blalock retires
The Falcons announced Monday that they have released tackle Sam Baker, who started 61 games in six seasons with the team after being selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2008 draft.
U-Who? Oklahoma, Boston College top contenders for 'OT U' title
Which college football program is best at producing NFL offensive tackles? We're taking a look back at the past 15 NFL drafts to determine which school is the real "OT U."
Jake Matthews moving to left tackle for Falcons
The Falcons on Monday moved rookie offensive lineman Jake Matthews from right tackle on the heels of Sam Baker's season-ending knee injury over the weekend.
Rookie uprising: 29 takeaways from Saturday's games
First-round rookies Jadeveon Clowney, Ryan Shazier and Calvin Pryor all wowed in Saturday's preseason action, whetting the appetites of their respective coordinators. What else did we learn?
Jadeveon Clowney makes eye-popping plays
Jadeveon Clowney is an NFL highlight reel waiting to happen. In Saturday's 32-7 preseason victory over the Falcons, the Houston Texans rookie wrecked Atlanta running back Antone Smith.
Mike Tice: Offensive line is Atlanta Falcons' engine
New assistant coach Mike Tice says the offensive line is the engine that makes Matt Ryan and Julio Jones go. Are the Falcons the NFL's most improved team on both sides of the line of scrimmage?
Jake Matthews, Atlanta Falcons agree to terms
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Jake Matthews, the team announced Wednesday. The No. 6 overall pick is expected to begin his career at right tackle.
Projected 2014 starters: Atlanta Falcons
Jake Matthews will be a plug-and-play offensive tackle for the Falcons. But which side will he protect? Marc Sessler attempts to answer the question by predicting Atlanta's 2014 depth chart.
Veterans who could lose their jobs to rookies: Offense
With the Ravens likely to draft a young running back, Ray Rice is one of a handful of offensive players whose starting job could be threatened by a rookie. Who else could be on the hot seat?
Atlanta Falcons' Sam Baker eyes full medical clearance
Sam Baker missed most of 2013 as the Falcons' offensive line struggled. After undergoing surgery in November, the tackle expects to be cleared this week. Will the team also add a rookie at Baker's position?
Seneca Wallace placed on Green Bay Packers' IR
Seneca Wallace was the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback Sunday. Two days later, his season is over after the team moved the veteran to injured reserve. How will the Pack address the situation?
What you need to know about the Week 7 injury report
Justin Blackmon, Rob Gronkowski, DeMarco Murray, DeMarcus Ware, Roddy White and Aqib Talib are among the big names on the Week 7 injury report.
'Monday Night Football': Five things to watch
Rex Ryan leads his New York Jets into Atlanta for a "Monday Night Football" showdown with the Falcons. Can Gang Green pull off a shocker? Marc Sessler weighs in with his five things to watch.
What's wrong with the Atlanta Falcons?
The Atlanta Falcons have started the season 1-2 after being billed as a Super Bowl contender throughout the offseason. What has gone wrong so far? Chris Wesseling explores.
What you need to know about the Week 2 injury report
Julio Jones, Champ Bailey, Jamaal Charles and Jermichael Finley are some of the big names on the Week 2 injury report. Find out what you need to know.
NFC free agency winners and losers
The Seattle Seahawks, with Percy Harvin, are loaded. The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions seem primed for comeback seasons. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down how free agency has impacted the NFC.
Are Andre Smith, Sebastian Vollmer the next to sign?
Jake Long finally chose a team. Does that mean offensive tackles Andre Smith and Sebastian Vollmer soon will follow suit? Gregg Rosenthal examines the free-agent market.
Top 85 free agents: Andre Smith available
This year's free-agent crop is a lot like this year's draft class: What it lacks in star power, it makes up for in depth. Gregg Rosenthal ranks the best players on the market this year.
Sam Baker, Atlanta Falcons agree to six-year contract
Thomas Dimitroff has followed through on his plan to bring back the players who helped the Atlanta Falcons compile the NFL's best record last season. The latest to re-sign: Sam Baker.